Re: Affero General Public License
On Tue, 7 Feb 2006, Florian Weimer wrote:
>It seems that web.py does not include the source transmission facility
>mentioned in the AGPL. As a result, the additional clause is void,
>and the license should be DFSG-free.
As noted by Mark Rafn, a derivative work which added the source transmission
facility would suddenly be non-free. Even if the author of the source
transmission facility did not want to apply the restriction. I couldn't find
any way around it.
I don't think this is a free restriction. It's certainly a hideously ugly
This unique problem arises from two things: this license is a copyleft; and
clause (d) applies if the "Program as you received it" satisfies certain
requirements. In contrast, clause (c) applies if the *modified* program
satisfies certain requirements.
Nathanael Nerode <email@example.com>
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